Biology Articles

Articles about biology, genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

21 December 2017

A new filtration system that uses natural molecules to remove hormone-affecting chemicals from wastewater has succeeded...

14 December 2017

This gene is larger than life

07 December 2017

The chemistry behind social behaviour in animals, including the bond between people and dogs – and the lack of one...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

16 November 2017

Analysing regional differences in the DNA of wood and has allowed scientists to determine the location of the original...

14 November 2017

Our Gene of the Month is in the pub already.

14 September 2017

A gene named after a mythical dog with multiple heads.

04 September 2017

How reptiles turned into mammals...

14 August 2017

Our gene of the month is all ears.

14 August 2017

Naked Scientist Kat Arney has written a new book about human genetics.

07 August 2017

How did vertebrates go from swimming in the seas to walking on land?

14 June 2017

It's time for our gene of the month, and this time it’s Methuselah.

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

19 May 2017

More nutritious versions of staple crops could increase daily vitamin and mineral intake for millions of people with...

14 May 2017

It’s time for our gene of the month - p53, also known as the Guardian of the Genome.

27 April 2017

At face value this seems like a ridiculous match up; the fastest man on the planet against a fundamentally stationary...

27 April 2017

For some people the issue of vaccination isn’t about facts, it’s a matter of faith, and this unshakable belief has...

21 April 2017

We are now in a race against time. Due to climate change, overpopulation, over-harvesting, habitat destruction and...

14 April 2017

Our gene of the month has a surprising superpower

26 February 2017

Would we rather go into space or to the bottom of the sea? For me, always, and with zero hesitation it would be to the...

16 February 2017

There are important evolutionary reasons that explain the differences between men and women, and understanding them can...